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The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges announced that Texas A&M University-Central Texas has been awarded accredited membership and is recognized as an accredited member of the COC as of January 1, 2013.

University Inaugural President Dr. Marc A. Nigliazzo said that receiving this accreditation is "exceptional" for a university which is only four years old, and represents the high quality of the staff at the school.

A&M-Central Texas has been a member of The Texas A&M University System recognized as an entity of Tarleton State University, its parent university, since it became a stand-alone university in 2009.

Having separate accreditation will give the university the option to expand its course offerings and diversify its programs.

A&M-Central Texas serves over 2,400 students at several locations, and allows schedule flexibility through online, night, and weekend classes.